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points. martha, thank you very much. >>> that question to president obama about ambassador rice came from jonathan karl, who joined in on the press conference. and joins us now with more. questions on all of the big issues. but much of the focus on that looming fiscal cliff january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. the president will meet with congressional leaders tomorrow. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill
. >> stephen: and i don't think obama could pull off the look. in a stove pipe mat maybe, but if he had that beard he'd look so much like the rent is too damn high guy. (cheers and applause) tony, thank you so for joining me. tony kushner. the movie is "lincoln." go see it! we'll be right back. (cheers and applause) >> stephen: that's it for the "report," everybody.
to look at the damage and to thank first responders who risked their lives last month. later this evening president obama will host the cast and crew of the movie "lincoln" for a screening at the white house. he is coming off a very important news conference yesterday. not only was this the first since his re-election, it was also the first he's held in eight months. several reporters did want to talk about the general petraeus scandal, of course but the president fortunately did get to spend a lot of time on the fiscal cliff which is what he was hoping for. while left room for a compromise by not taking a hard, red line on taxes he did say that he will not extend cuts for the rich. >> obama: when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further tax cut for folks who don't need it which would cost close to a trillion dollars. >> senate democrats are hoping he will stick to that claim and not compromise. with republicans they're asking the president not to cave in on talks over the fiscal clif
. jonathan, thanks for joining us. >> good to be here. >> first thing i'm interested in is the market seemed to be surprised that obama won. is the market waking up and realizing he was reelected? >> i think it was less of a surprise but a dose of reality hitting. i think the pundits had it going a lot of different ways. but the real question is what happens next and that's what's got the markets scared. which is the fiscal cliff and the long term stability of the ability of people to work together. >> it seems like the conventional wisdom, mostle polls showed the president would win, most of the pundits from the state up level suggested that. i would have said that's going to happen and we'll be right back to the fiscal cliff problem. it seems like could you have gain this had out on the monday before if not a week earlier. >> i think most of us who look at long terp trends say what does it mean not for the next couple of months because that's the real news story, but the real investment story is what does this mean two, three, five years down the road. you're looking at interest rates at a
the appointment of a select committee. host: we will hear president obama's response to criticism. our question first is, how confident are you in a white house national security team? our first caller is from the democrats' line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i appreciate all the things c- span does. there are not enough people bringing issues like this to light. i am the father of two young the marines. things like this really get my attention. it seems like as the information comes out about this more and more each day, it is more and more questions. people have to stop and look at this for the good of the nation. there are way too many things that do not meet the eye. i think yesterday the president got a free ride on questioning this in front of the american people. today this will go behind closed doors. it will classify everything as top secret. we will never know the truth. host: what would answer your questions? caller: i do not know if it is possible to do that because of the media. there is not enough real reporting going on. i do not mean to be negative about this. if you tu
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